30-Year Education Master Plan
Thinking ahead. Moving Forward.Our 30-Year Education Master Plan was approved by the City of Los Angeles in conjunction with a new Conditional Use Permit in 2017. This plan sets a course for our future. It’s ambitious and innovative, and best of all, it’s already becoming a reality.
But big dreams like these manifest only when determination, faith and enthusiasm come together. The Brentwood School community tackled the monumental task of launching and funding an unprecedented capital campaign, Brentwood, even better to make the first phase of our plan a reality. Family after family has joined the effort, and together, progress is happening faster than anyone realized it could.
Our Plan by Campus
The first phase of our Educational Master Plan includes a new 70,000 square foot Middle School building to house Grades 6-8 and a building on our Lower School campus for Kindergarten, 5th Grade, and specialty electives. This phase also includes refurbishing and updates on the East Campus for the use of our growing Upper School, the Belldegrun Center for Innovative Leadership, and the Multicultural Center.
The East Campus building project takes advantage of the natural topography of the deep arroyo that protects the community from impacts of operation and construction. In addition, our plan improves the transportation, queuing, and arrival sequence for families. It also allows for our first enrollment increase in 23 years, while maintaining a hard cap on peak hour vehicle trips.
Future phases of the 30-Year Education Master Plan include:
- Projects limited to our existing 7.5-acre campus
- 4 well-spread phases through the year 2041, with periods of rest in between
- Removal of two existing buildings to accommodate new or replacement facilities
- Total net increase of approximately 244,000 square feet of building space, mostly built into hillsides of the deep arroyo
- Our first enrollment increase in 23 years—an addition of 265 students over 4 years, which includes relocating our 6th Grade and small increases in Grades 7-12
The West Campus has provided a Kindergarten through 6th Grade education with a 300-student cap since its opening in 1995. Moving forward, with no change in enrollment, the elementary school will serve Kindergarten through 5th Grade. The modest plan will take place in two phases that include one new building and replacement buildings for administrative and educational facilities.
The 30-Year Education Master Plan includes:
- No expansion of the existing 3.5 acre campus
- Sixth Grade relocating to the East Campus
- One new building and 2 replacement buildings proposed for Grades K-5 academic program
- Removal of 7 existing small buildings
- Total net increase of approximately 32,000 square feet of building space
- No increase in current enrollment level of 300 students
Shaping our Future Hand-in-Hand with Our Neighbors
Brentwood School is sensitive to and respectful of the needs of our neighbors. In 1992, we worked in partnership to create our first East Campus covenant for land use, enrollment, and growth. In 2006, when we began to formulate our Education Master Plan to improve the student experience at Brentwood School, we continued our collaboration with our neighbors. Together with our residential neighbors (RNBS) and the Brentwood Homeowners Association (BHA), we developed a legally binding East Campus covenant for the next thirty years that provides certainty for our neighbors and supports progress for our school.
The result is a 30-Year Education Master Plan that will improve the student experience at Brentwood School’s East and West Campuses.
- A hard cap on peak hour vehicle trips, with a twice-yearly official count by a mutually agreed upon traffic consultant and monetary penalties if the school is not in compliance.
- General construction hours limited to between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. In addition, the school has agreed in the EIR to limit hauling and heavy truck and equipment traffic to between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
- No East Campus enrollment increase for the past 23 years. The new 30-year amended and restated Land Use Covenant stipulates no enrollment number increase again for three decades.
- All improvements will be made within the existing campus boundaries.
Please read the Brentwood School Final EIR on the Planning Department website.